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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at NCOS

David Levasheff
 

This AM at the west bridge in the water area to the north of the bridge there was a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. It had a bit of a tiff with a BCNH at that location but they stayed out of each others way mostly. It was on the rocks foraging.

Also had a Lark Sparrow on one of the tall tree stumps across the way to the south in front of the Oil tank as viewed from the path south from where Scrips Crescent Street ends.

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Blue-winged Teal brood at Area K

Nick Lethaby
 

All,

This evening I had a female BW Teal with 10 ducklings in far NE corner of Area K. I got poor photos since I haven't worked out how to use my new camera yet and it has a horrible multipoint focus feature which seems to guarantee nothing is actually in focus. It would be great if someone can try to get a decent picture. Early morning or evening seems to be best. I had 8 Gadwall broods including one with an amazing 19 ducklings that is definitely just a single brood.

There were 27 Western and 3 Least Sandpipers at Devereux.

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Some interesting birds along lower Atascadero Ck today

Mark Holmgren
 

Along the Obern Trail west of Patterson Ave (in Atascadero Ck) was a singing Wilson's Warbler, but no Swainson's Thrushes.  On More Mesa were 2 Blue Grosbeaks seen and another 2 heard (so possibly 4 total BlGr), but no Grasshopper Sparrows.  On 3 territories on More Mesa there are 12 total White-tailed Kites (6 adults and 6 fledglings on the central and western territories).  This is the first time in several years that 3 Kite territories have been maintained on More Mesa.  In the Atascadero Creek mitigation area was an adult Blue-gray Gnatcatcher feeding a fledgling.  More Mesa is the only area south of the foothill zone in Goleta/Santa Barbara that I'm aware of where BgGn breeds.
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Santa Barbara 


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- Redhead (1 report)
- Rufous Hummingbird (1 report)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (3)
- Reported Jul 06, 2019 10:10 by David Compton
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6909567,-120.6003785&ll=34.6909567,-120.6003785
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57975837
- Comments: "Regular location in summer"

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Jul 03, 2019 08:00 by Fred Machetanz
- Sedgwick Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.692571,-120.0405478&ll=34.692571,-120.0405478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57976836
- Comments: "Seen by F. Machetanz: solid rufous back, no green."

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- Common Gallinule (1 report)
- Neotropic Cormorant (2 reports)

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Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Jul 05, 2019 13:02 by Kevin Lapp
- Goleta Slough Ecological Reserve--Area K, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.42119,-119.84824&ll=34.42119,-119.84824
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57950987
- Comments: "Continuing. Photo"

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Jul 05, 2019 12:49 by Aaron Maizlish
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57950281
- Comments: "Continuing juv. On snag at pullout near Bridge to Nowhere (now falling apart). Photos later. "

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Jul 05, 2019 12:25 by Aidan Coohill
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57950635
- Comments: "Continuing. Will add photos."

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of minor local interest: NC

Don Tate
 

2 species Lehman calls uncommon and local in summer in the North Coast region. 

Weds 8 PM, 2 phainopeplas giving their monotonous here-doggy whistle from burnt oak tops on BMER, 1 and 1.5 km N of Mission Hills. I saw the presumed callers w/o binocs in weak light (weather was overcast). Their feathers were puffed out due to the cool breeze, or they were towhees, ha ha. I saw neither of them fly, so I can't claim visual confirmation.

June 30 in SYR riparian near Miguelito Creek mouth, two singing Swainson's thrushes. Another was singing in May in a purely residential district, on Onstott Rd just W of Pellham Dr in Mission Oaks.

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*** Species Summary:

- Blue-winged Teal (2 reports)
- Rufous Hummingbird (2 reports)
- Common Gallinule (1 report)
- Neotropic Cormorant (3 reports)
- Reddish Egret (2 reports)
- Swainson's Hawk (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 report)

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Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (2)
- Reported Jul 04, 2019 06:47 by John Callender
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57914244
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. A pair."

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (1)
- Reported Jul 04, 2019 08:13 by John Callender
- Goleta Slough Ecological Reserve--Area K, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.42119,-119.84824&ll=34.42119,-119.84824
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57916113
- Comments: "Continuing. Male."

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Jul 03, 2019 08:00 by Peter Schneekloth
- Sedgwick Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.692571,-120.0405478&ll=34.692571,-120.0405478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57903204
- Comments: "Seen by F. Machetanz: solid rufous back, no green."

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Jul 03, 2019 08:00 by Laura Baldwin
- Sedgwick Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.692571,-120.0405478&ll=34.692571,-120.0405478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57902319
- Comments: "Seen by F. Machetanz: solid rufous back, no green."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Jul 04, 2019 08:13 by John Callender
- Goleta Slough Ecological Reserve--Area K, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.42119,-119.84824&ll=34.42119,-119.84824
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57916113
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. On the near (south) side of the pond."

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Jul 04, 2019 07:43 by Thomas Turner
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57914071
- Comments: "Cormorant with no yellow above the eye, and yellow gape that comes to a point less than 90 degrees. Continuing. In a roosting tree by the bridge to nowhere. "

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Jul 04, 2019 06:47 by John Callender
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57914244
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Perched in the dead tree just north of the bridge to nowhere parking. Noticeably smaller than nearby Double-crested Cormorant, sharply acute-angled (rather than more rounded) border of bare skin at the rear of the gape, dark lores."

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Jul 03, 2019 07:10 by Glenn Kincaid
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57899216
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing in Euc just north of bridge to nowhere"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Jul 03, 2019 18:49 by Kevin Lapp
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57904751
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Same spot as yesterday at same time - seen from beach at end of slough. Photo"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Jul 03, 2019 10:41 by Libby Patten
- Mission Creek outflow (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4127959,-119.6869361&ll=34.4127959,-119.6869361
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57900257
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Foraging with Snowy Egrets in narrow channel just above shoreline. Mostly mauve brown with blue gray on wings."

Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (2)
- Reported Jul 03, 2019 20:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Quatal Canyon (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.819282,-119.4588733&ll=34.819282,-119.4588733
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57918383
- Media: 3 Audio
- Comments: "Pair. Male carrying food (rodent)"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Jul 04, 2019 08:30 by Andrew McGrath
- Ellwood Mesa Open Space, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4216023,-119.8887134&ll=34.4216023,-119.8887134
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57919609
- Comments: "Seen in northwestern area of Mesa. Resembled western/cassins but yellow extended up the breast further than in those species. Species has been reported in nearby NCOS and Devereaux Slough. "

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) (1)
- Reported Jul 04, 2019 06:39 by Barry Rowan
- More Mesa, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4215576,-119.7963064&ll=34.4215576,-119.7963064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57916124
- Comments: "Adult male. Have photos. Black and white grosbeak with pink wash on breast. "

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Continuing Neotropical Commorant

Mary Thompson
 

Seen in leafless tree near the bridge this morning, July 4th, around 9:15. Continuing bird.

Mary Thompson [sign off added by moderator]


Western Tanager on San Antonio Creek Trail

Mark Holmgren
 

On SA Creek Trail this morning a Western Tanager male was singing at 34.46154 -119.77564. This is at about 2/3 of the trek upstream from the upper Tucker’s Grove parking lot to the trail’s end at Hwy 154. It is perhaps 100-200m downstream of the debris dam.  
Otherwise, not too much of interest. 1 or 2 White-tailed Kites were detected.
Mark Holmgren 
Santa Barbara



Santa Maria

Wes Fritz
 

SB Birders,
I have been getting some birding in here and there, but mostly speed birding.

Today I started at Mud Lake in Orcutt, not much to report. Just baby ducks, grebes and Coots. This place has awesome potential and is always worth a drive by. One note about this location is that it is fenced and all your birding must be done over the 5 foot high fence, not a problem, it’s dog-less!!!
I then had to go up to SLO for a few hours, but did stop by a beach just north of Dinosaur Caves Park/ Margo Dodd Park, and the latter mentioned parks. In just a few minutes I counted 345 Heermann’s Gulls with white and gray heads and a fair number of 2nd cycle birds. Also of note or point, the Western Gulls are totally going off with a bunch of baby Gulls. Some feathered and some very young still in downy feathers. They are doing exceptionally well this year, which completely confuses me about Bernardo Alps statement and Ken H. echoing about the Gull nesting situation on Santa Barbara Island. I am assuming Bernardo has been on the island during nesting season many times in the past to post this statement? Anyway, the Brandt’s and Pelagic Cormorants are doing very well. I am not so sure about the Pigeon Guillemots. The numbers seem to be waning over the years, possibly too much kayak traffic. This location is awesome for photographing our local cliff nesting seabirds. I bird this location numerous times a year.( I apologize it is in SLO, not SBA)
I also made a stop by the Santa Maria Sewage works and saw 6 Cinnamon Teal ducklings nearly completely feathered. The two drake Cinnamon Teal we’re still courting the three hens with bobbing their heads and following the females, so they may be attempting a second brood. Also seen was 3 Greater Yellowlegs, 5 Wilson’s Phalaropes, and 31 Western Sandpipers and a bunch of baby ducks, Killdeer, BN Stilts, Song Sparrows.
I then checked out Jack O’Connell Park, but the dogs were having a great time running wild, no birds.
I made my way over to SMRE, which is getting very full and should blow out in a couple weeks. Here I saw 8 Least Terns over the main lagoon and two were foraging up the estuary next to the road, it was pretty cool. Also of note was a female Harrier hunting around the estuary. I did not count the gulls, it was very windy with sand hitting my car that sounded like rain. All the expected birds present and were viewed from the windshield. I checked out 3 Tricolored Blackbirds colonies on my way home. Only one was still active with some Juveniles posted up for their parent to bring some food. While watching this I saw a Ruddy Duck with 8 freshly hatched ducklings and 3 baby Pied-billed Grebes tussling over a large crayfish and then about 20 Trikes came flying in and dropping directly into their nests while the other juvs across the farm pond were still waiting for their food delivery.
On a less happy note, I counted 11 Road kill Barn owls on the north bound 101 between Goleta and Santa Maria. A few weeks ago I counted 17 Road kill Barn Owls. I know this is kinda sad, but this means we had a great year for successful nesting Barn Owls and I hope only a small percent have been struck by cars. A few years ago during our drought the Barn Owl fatalities were much lower. I am guessing many of these owls are young and are dispersing from other nesting localities and some are from our local nesting boxes along the freeway.

Happy 4th and good birding.

Wes Fritz
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- Blue-winged Teal (1 report)
- Neotropic Cormorant (3 reports)
- Reddish Egret (2 reports)
- Sharp-shinned Hawk (1 report)

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Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 02, 2019 13:38 by Benjamin Byerly
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57877360
- Comments: "Continuing male"

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Jul 02, 2019 15:20 by Dika Golovatchoff
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57889625
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Of 3 cormorants perched on dead euc the one on right was markedly smaller, having a longer tail. After a few minutes two of them flew off including the neo. It is starting to show white around bill. Juvenile bird that has been present at this location for an extended period."

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 02, 2019 14:30 by Kevin Lapp
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57876584
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "on dead snag next to bridge"

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 02, 2019 13:38 by Benjamin Byerly
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57877360
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing, first in middle of slough, then at half-bridge."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Jul 02, 2019 19:11 by Kevin Lapp
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57880742
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Seen from the beach at 7:15 in the southern end of the slough. Appeared smaller than great egret, bigger than snowy egret. feeding. gray blue body, neck was tinged a bit rusty. Bill was black on end, then pale. black legs. At 8:20, as I finished circling the slough, I saw it flying north up the slough and settle 50 yards shy of the road that crossed the water. photo."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Jul 03, 2019 09:01 by Noah Gaines
- Mission Creek outflow (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4127959,-119.6869361&ll=34.4127959,-119.6869361
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57892259
- Comments: "Larger Heron than nearby snowy Egret. Mauve overall. With cinnamon on head and base of neck and at the end of the scraps. Dark Bill. Slate blue flight feathers and legs . Light iris. Active feeding style. Dancing and canopy feeding. "

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
- Reported Jul 02, 2019 08:30 by Bruce Reitherman
- Baron Ranch Trail, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.5001925,-120.1296674&ll=34.5001925,-120.1296674
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57875434
- Comments: "Seen briefly, in flight, darting along edge of oak woods/chaparral, with riparian woodland nearby. Small, slim-hipped, fast flight, quick wing beats; sharply square tail. Possibly a juvenile, but did not get good look at underside. Barely the size of a kestrel."

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Re: Shorebirds

Ken Hoesterey
 

Hi Florence
yesterday evening a flock of about 25 Willets landed on the beach just west of the pier where it is fenced off. They departed 15 minutes later heading west I think, I have pictures, and thought they were Godwits, but when they flew the photos showed they had lots of black and white wing patches.
One Whimbrel was also in the fenced off fireworks area, thankfully dog and beach walker free for the moment.
cheers
Ken Hoesterey


Shorebirds

Florence Sanchez
 

With a very favorable low tide early this morning, I set out on a quest to see what shorebirds may have returned.  I started with the UCSB beaches, but they were pretty quiet.  All told I picked up two whimbrels, 2 Willets (in different stages of alternate plumage) and 1 Kildeer (in the UCSB Lagoon).  I then went over to Goleta Beach, paying particular attention to the estuary mouth, but I picked up no shorebirds there.  Area K also was devoid of shorebirds, including the Wilson's Phalaropes I found here last week.  I then checked out Devereux, looking for both shorebirds and the Reddish Egret reported yesterday.  Struck out here (missed the Western Sandpipers on the far side that Glenn Kincaid found earlier).  Then on to North Campus open space, where all I could turn up was a single Kildeer.

Finally, I went to the Goleta Sewage treatment plant.  Good news is that the north pond has a fair amount of exposed mud.  If it stays that way, it will be worth checking for shorebirds in the weeks ahead.  Today the stars here were multiple Black-necked Stilts of all ages and sizes, and a single silent Dowitcher sp. that flew around the north pond and lit on some equipment on the far side, completely back-lit and unidentifiable as to species.

There are very favorable minus low tides early in the morning for the next couple of days, so I suggest getting out and checking the beaches as this time of year, the shorebird menu changes daily. 

The only gulls I turned up were Western, with the exception of a few Heerman's on the UCSB beaches.  One of them was a first-year bird.

Florence Sanchez


Re: Reddish Egret

Cuyler Stapelmann
 

Not currently being seen at mission creek outflow

Cuyler
SB

On Jul 3, 2019, at 10:14 AM, Noah Gaines <Noahgaines@...> wrote:

I am watching a reddish Egret at the mission creek outflow right now. Nice habitat here.

Noah Gaines
SB CA



Reddish Egret

Noah Gaines
 

I am watching a reddish Egret at the mission creek outflow right now. Nice habitat here.

Noah Gaines
SB CA


No Reddish Egret

Glenn Kincaid
 

I Checked Devereux and North Campus Open Space,no Reddish Egret seen, though I did not go all the way out to the Slough Mouth.

Bumped into Florence Sanchez, she said she had checked Goleta Beach, UCSB, and Area K with no luck either.

There were 24 Western Sandpipers Devereux.

Glenn Kincaid
SB


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Reddish Egret

Nick Lethaby <nlethaby@...>
 

Wes just found a Reddish Egret at Devereux on the island by the south end. My impression was that it was not a juvenile, but couldn't see the scapulars and coverts all that well.


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- Vaux's Swift (1 report)
- Merlin (1 report)

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Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi) (1)
- Reported Jul 01, 2019 20:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Quatal Canyon (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.819282,-119.4588733&ll=34.819282,-119.4588733
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57858837
- Comments: "Small swift with flitty, whirring flight; easily distinguished from Larger White-Throated"

Merlin (Falco columbarius) (1)
- Reported Jul 01, 2019 19:25 by Anonymous eBirder
- Southern Cuyama Valley Grasslands, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8032135,-119.4517392&ll=34.8032135,-119.4517392
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57858884
- Comments: "Very surprising. Small muscular falcon flying strongly from north to south across entire hotspot. Too small for Prairie (expected here) and proportions (tail to body) very different from Kestrel which was nearby, allowing direct comparison"

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*** Species Summary:

- Blue-winged Teal (1 report)
- Common Gallinule (3 reports)
- Neotropic Cormorant (3 reports)
- Dusky Flycatcher (1 report)

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Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (1)
- Reported Jun 30, 2019 17:30 by Kevin Lapp
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57830171
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "probably a pair, photo"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Jun 30, 2019 11:30 by Becky Turley
- Goleta Slough Ecological Reserve--Area K, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.42119,-119.84824&ll=34.42119,-119.84824
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57843012
- Comments: "continuing in same location. Red bill and shield, white on flanks."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 30, 2019 05:34 by Glenn Kincaid
- Goleta Slough Ecological Reserve--Area K, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.42119,-119.84824&ll=34.42119,-119.84824
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57822551
- Comments: "Continuing in usual area."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 30, 2019 11:05 by David Compton
- Goleta Slough overlook, Area K, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.420912,-119.8504114&ll=34.420912,-119.8504114
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57824445
- Comments: "Continuing adult"

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 30, 2019 06:38 by Glenn Kincaid
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57822497
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird, in Euc just north of bridge to nowhere"

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Jun 30, 2019 06:30 by Becky Turley
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57842866
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing on snag near half bridge. Small, long tailed cormorant. White bordering yellow gular patch."

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 30, 2019 08:10 by margeNdon thornton
- DevereuxSouthOverlook, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4118931,-119.876858&ll=34.4118931,-119.876858
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57820501
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "sitting in dead eucalyptus by the pullout. Small head and bill, grey upper mandible, dark lores, v-shaped boudry between bare skin and feathers, long tail."

Dusky Flycatcher (Empidonax oberholseri) (1)
- Reported Jun 30, 2019 08:30 by Tom Beland
- Franklin Trail, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4222616,-119.5112528&ll=34.4222616,-119.5112528
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57821204
- Comments: "eye ring, white throat, 2 ring bars"

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Tecolote Creek 30 June 2019 -- Wilson's Warbler bonanza

Mark Holmgren
 

Kind of an exciting day in Tecolote Creek bottom.  I walked a 1.3 mile section.  Most of it was bordered by residences and a small northerly portion was bordered by more intensive ag (avocados).   I found 8 singing Wilson's Warblers, 1 singing Swainson's Thrush, and 1 Chestnut-backed Chickadee.  We are, of course, well outside of either migratory period so these birds are here with the intent to breed. This would become the most dense known population of Wilson's Warblers along the South Coast.
IMG_1198 Tecolote Creek sm.jpg
Tecolote Creek

This eBird checklist shows my route and the location of the Warblers and Thrush.  

Mark Holmgren
San Marcos Pass